Machines Can Be Inventive

Take a glance at the most discussed cybersecurity topics of the week.

After you read this news, you will change your perception of fireworks. Meet one of the weirdest AI experiments in recent times.

Instead of stealing and manipulating information, now attackers are focused on its modifying. The consequences of the deepfake attacks might be impressive – from financial losses to tampering the government’s reports.

Cybersecurity is to face the “deepfakes” invasion

Dark Reading on December 27, 2018

The most disappointing thing for audience is to realize that they have been misled by media. The most unwilling thing for media is to discover that they have published the false information.

“Deepfake” is a joining of “deep learning” and “fake news”. The technology allows to make audio and video of real people saying and doing things they never said or did. For instance, Buzzfeed created a video of Barack Obama mocking Donald Trump through placing President’s face onto footage of Jordan Peele, the Hollywood filmmaker.

Although this case is an innocent experiment, the deepfake technology is to change hackers’ priorities. Instead of stealing and manipulating information, now attackers are focused on its modifying. The consequences of the deepfake attacks might be impressive – from financial losses to tampering the government’s reports.

While an increase of such attacks generates a fundamental lack of trust among different groups of society, organizations should not only keep the incorporate data secure but be able to validate the authenticity of their information as well.

AI solution for creating the holidays atmosphere (fireworks are included)

Arstechnica on December 27, 2018

After you read this news, you will change your perception of fireworks. Meet one of the weirdest AI experiments in recent times.

Janelle Shane, an artificial intelligence research scientist and blogger, killed two birds with one stone – tested an AI neural-network toolset “textgenrnn” and created a list of the unforgettable fireworks names.

At first, one reader sent Shane nearly 3,000 factual names of fireworks that scientist loaded to the “textgenrnn”. Then the program started inventing names, excluding similar with the original data and training itself to refine words more and more.

By the way, you can choose your favorite one from this fascinating and slightly frightening list: Red Flashing Cake, Smile Rockets, Senior Fountain, “I Just Looked”, Into Eggs, Hurricane Said Bang, Shark Whistler.

Some of its fireworks sound more like they’re from the post-human era where machines dimly remember what humans were like and celebrate them with commemorative explosions.

Janelle Shane, an artificial intelligence research scientist and author of the blog titled “AI Weirdness”

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